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National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day
Published by Barbara Jones on April 7, 2017
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National Youth HIV & AIDs Awareness DayNATIONAL YOUTH

HIV & AIDS AWARENESS DAY 

will be celebrated 4/10/2017.  

 

Did you know that there were 83 new HIV cases in Cumberland County last year.  Below you will find some additional facts about HIV/AIDs.

 

 

Facts about HIV/AIDS in our nation

About 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Of those people, 1 in 8 don’t know they are infected.

  • In 2014, an estimated 44,073 people were newly diagnosed with HIV. An estimated 20,896 people were diagnosed with AIDS in 2014. Overall, since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s, an estimated 1,210,835 people have been diagnosed with AIDS.
  • In 2014, 22% of all new HIV diagnoses were among youth aged 13-24.
  • HIV can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender or age. However, certain groups based on their sexual orientation, gender, race/ethnicity, and age are at higher risk for HIV and merit special consideration because of particular risk factors. Find out more about HIV prevention challenges by group.
  • Information from the Center for Disease Control Website, https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/
        
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